Welcome to our Scholarship Program!

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is committed to helping local students pursue post-secondary education.  
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have one of the largest scholarship programs in the region.

Our scholarships support Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County students continuing their education
through degree and certificate programs, accredited seminars, workshops, courses, or customized trainings.  Our online application allows students to apply for multiple scholarships by completing one application.  Applicants should review the description of each scholarship to determine their eligibility.  Scholarships are awarded almost exclusively to students who demonstrate financial need.

All applications require:  FAFSA report of Expected Family Contribution (EFC); 
One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, speaking to the applicant’s unique qualifications and merits for the scholarship;  One (1) essay, at least 250 words, addressing:  What interests you most about the course of study you’ve chosen?  

The application period opens on April 9 and closes at midnight on May 8.

TO APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS, COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION.


Pauline and Shirley T. Smith Scholarship

Scholarship for students attending Salisbury University or the University of Maryland College Park.  

Applicants must have graduated from a public school in Talbot, Caroline or Dorchester County;
Have one or more semestersof college credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA;
Demonstrate financial need and work to contribute to the cost of their education.

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation provides oversight and administers the payments for the Smith Scholarship.  
The selection process is managed by an external committee.   To apply, complete the online application. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2018


For additional information about the Mid-Shore Community Foundation's Scholarship Program, 
contact Megan Cook at mcook@mscf.org or (410) 820-8175.